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Apostolic Doctrine and the Foundation

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The Apostolic Doctrine and the Foundation

“Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the

third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his

name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these

things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry (wait) ye in the

city of Jerusalem, until ye be endured with power from on high” (Luke 24:46-49).

Jesus took the punishment for us because the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and His death was no accident or a Plan B (Isaiah 53:5-6). It was part of God’s plan from the beginning to bring about salvation for all those who hear, believe and act on his word (Isaiah 9:6-7, Matthew 1:20-21, 1 Peter 3:18, Acts 1:21, 36-42). In Luke 24:46-49, Luke was letting people know that Jesus Christ’s message of love and forgiveness should go out for the entire world to hear. Because the Lord wants everyone in the world to hear of the Good News of Salvation, we must be attentive and persistent to the spreading of the Gospel of Christ.

As we look around and see today, living Holy according to the Apostle’s Doctrine is not popular, but it is true and it is right.

Apostolic in its clearest form involves being Pentecostal in experience and Apostolic in doctrine as it is described in the Book of Acts.

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name

of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy

Ghost” (Acts 2:38).

We cannot save ourselves, only God can save us. To faithfully follow Christ and be saved, you must repent of your sins (turn from and give up sin), be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ because the baptism identifies us with Christ, cleanses our sins and saves us (Peter 3:21). Baptism is a condition of discipleship and a sign of faith. To be saved we must also wholeheartedly depend on Jesus for forgiveness, grace, mercy, guidance and revealing our purpose.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you: and ye

shall be witnesses unto me (Christ) both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,

and utmost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

God has important work for us to do for Him but it must be done by the power of the Holy Ghost. Tarrying (waiting) on God’s power and instruction and timing will help us to be effective witnesses for Him. The power that we receive after receiving the Holy Ghost (Spirit) includes but is not limited to: courage, boldness, confidence, discernment or judgment, ability and authority to fulfill Christ’s mission and to be witnesses to all that Jesus saves.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven

given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

There is salvation in no one else! No one else was set aside to be the savior of the world and no one else would willingly die for the sins of this world. Jesus Only……..

“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself

being the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20).

The Church is not built on modern beliefs, ideas, or the latest religious fad, but rather on the spiritual inheritance given to us by the early Apostles and Prophets. Peter was the first great spiritual leader in the church at Jerusalem and he vowed to build the church upon the rock which was Christ Jesus and is work of salvation by dying on the cross. Jesus is the rock, the cornerstone of the foundation of the Apostolic Doctrine…..the narrow path to this new way of life for those who believe.

I truly encourage you to do as the Berean worshipers did---Study this lesson and search the scriptures provided to see if this is true (Acts 17:11). All scripture is given by inspirational God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof (chastisement), for correction, for instruction in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16).

The bible is not a book of mythical stories or fairy tales. Through the Holy Spirit, God revealed his person and plan to those who wrote the bible. Although the writers that God selected wrote from their own personal, historical and cultural experiences, using their own talents and language they were obedient and wrote what God wanted them to write (2 Peter 1:20-21). The Bible is our life’s manual. God was in control of writing it and the understanding of it comes from the Holy Spirit.

Continue to search the scriptures and pray for one another and this humble ministry.

For we walk by Faith, and not by Sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

God Bless you,

Minister Ted and Minister Jacqueline Fox

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